ERIC Number: ED181221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report for the Conecuh County Part D Experience-Based Career Education Program. Evergreen, Alabama.
Shively, Joe E.; Watts, Rebecca
The goal of the Conecuh County (Alabama) project was to successfully implement an experience-based career education (EBCE) program based on the model developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, whcih integrates academic requirements and work experience opportunities into a comprehensive curriculum. To determine program effectiveness of its first year of operation, a third-party evaluation was conducted. Assessment instruments were administered to EBCE and comparison students on a pretest/posttest basis. Students completed subtests of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, a Socialization Profile, the New Mexico Career Oriented Activities Checklist, the Student Attitude Survey battery, and a Student Information Questionnaire. Parents, employers, and EBCE staff were also asked to respond to an end-of-year questionnaire. Analysis of student outcome data indicated positive results favoring EBCE students in the areas of basic academic skills, career knowledge and planning, career maturity, attitudes toward education, sex role stereotyping, and attitudes toward self. Overall, parents and employers responded favorably toward the EBCE program. Observation of the implementation process was also made by the third-party evaluators and rated as satisfactory. (Second- and third-year evaluative reports are available in ERIC--see note.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Conecuh County Board of Education, Evergreen, AL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama